Vegetables are rich in many important nutrients including fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. They’re naturally low in sugar, sodium and fat, and can be very hydrating. The Australian Dietary Guidelines recommends 2 ½ serves for children aged 2-3 years old, 4 ½ serves for children aged 4-8 years old, and 5 serves for adults and children aged 9 and above. Shockingly, only 5% of Australians eat sufficient serves of vegetables.
Dealing with fussiness and food refusal (especially when it comes to veggies) can make meal times quite challenging for parents. That’s why we have developed 3 super easy and yummy recipes to make your life a little easier! They’re all low FODMAP and also perfect to meal prep - what more could you ask for?!
If you give any of them a go, please tag us @fodbods on Instagram :)
Spag bol is a family favourite, however most traditional recipes include high FODMAP ingredients such as garlic, onion or mushrooms. This simple and nutritious recipe is so full of flavour, you’ll find it hard to believe it’s low FODMAP! But the best part is there’s five different veggies disguised in the sauce and your kiddies won’t even be able to find them! The mince mixture is also super versatile so feel free to use it for lasagne or shepherd's pie.
Who doesn’t love chocolate brownies? I know what you’re thinking, how can you possibly hide veggies in a brownie?! But just you wait… These moist and fudgey brownies are sooooo delicious. You gotta get in quick though because your kids are going to LOVE them!!
Smoothies are quick and easy to make, they’re easy for you and the kiddies to have on the run, and easy to hide so much goodness - just easy all round! This smoothie is packed full of protein and fibre which is bound to keep you feeling fuller for longer!
Note: we recommend using frozen fruit to keep the smoothie thick and cool
Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. It’s that easy - ENJOY!